• For me white privilege has turned out to be an elusive and fugitive subject. The pressure to avoid it is great, for in facing it I must give up the myth of meritocracy. If these things are true, this is not such a free country; one's life is not what one makes it; many doors open for certain people through no virtues of their own.

    "White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Backpack". Peggy McIntosh, Peace and Freedom Magazine (by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), July/August 1989.